Tag Archives: Urban Green Space

Park(ing) in the City…A look at cool urban buildings that incorporate outdoor green spaces

21 Jan

For my current architecture project, I am designing a city center in Downtown Los Angeles with a park/garden on the roof as a way to introduce more green space to the crowded metropolitan area. I am planning to include open space for children to run around, picnic tables, a fire pit, tree swings, and various community garden spaces.

Here is a round up of cool green buildings that inspired my design. It’s amazing how these innovative designs combine science and architecture to benefit the environment and enrich people’s experiences!

Rooftop garden atop a home in Gunma, Japan by R A Architects 

From Dornob

VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver, Canada By Parkins + Will

From PerkinsWill

Organic Roof at Nanyang Technology University in Singapore by CPG Corporation

From Inhait

Rooftop Garden on Manhattan, New York’s Solitaire Building

From Way Faring Travel Guide

RAU Architects’ Green office 2015: office space meets park

From Inhabit

Graft Work’s Roof Garden in Greenwich, New York

From Dornob

Villa Bio by Enric Ruiz Geli in Barcelona, Spain

From ArchDaily

Walklet modular mini park by Rebar Architects 

From RebarGroup

Aija Borisova’s plan for Jubilee Gardens

From Aija Borisova